Friday, June 3, 2016

The 3 B's - Benalla, Bright and Beechworth

We decided to take a drive and headed for Bright, where we stayed overnight.
 Coming into Benalla off the Hume Highway, stopped at the park for a leg stretch.
Melbourne was fogged in when we left at 8am, we arrived to sunshine and blue skies.
Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop.
 The Ceramic Mural started as a Community Art Project in 1983 by artist Judy Lorraine.
Set on the edge of Lake Benalla, it invites passers-by to sit and relax.

 Potters, students and indigenous artists made and lined the area with these tiles.

 Fascinating arches of the bridge leading into Benalla.

 Stopped outside Bright for a picnic lunch.
A lot of the leaves are still yet to fall.
 Apart from vineyards, Myrtleford was a tobacco growing region.
These are drying kilns. Many of them have been made into Bed and Breakfast accommodations.
 Came home via Beechworth, where we just had to call into the famous bakery for a pie and pasty for dinner tonight while watching the football.
The stone facade of the Ovens District Hospital. Opened in 1857, dismantled in 1940.
It served the whole of the N.E. region of Victoria. In it's first 5 years, treated 3600 patients, with 100 beds.
Ned Kelly in the Beechworth Bakery.
Looking towards Mt Bogong.


  1. It's nice that there was still a bit of autumn colour to be seen.

  2. I do like the Ceramic Mural. It has been such a long time since we were up that way. Thanks for the photos.